I wanted to thank all our wonderful blogging friends for their sweet and heart felt condolences. Everyone has just been amazing. And I appreciate the prayers, words of comfort and time everyone shared with us. Ann's graphic and Gracie's tribute and the kind remembrances of friends have been truly touching. Thank you, dear friends.
Yesterday we laid my mother to rest. Now we begin the difficult part of living our lives without her. I try not to think that she will never again turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one through a generous or thoughtful gesture. Or be there with wise advice, or pull another practical joke.
On a brighter note, August 13th is our First Blogoversary. I can't believe all the kind and wonderful people I've met this past year. I had no idea there was a community of cat bloggers with events they shared and celebrated. What a wonderful surprise!
I love reading about the daily antics of your cats, and love that its truly global. I worry about your cats when they are sick and cry when they pass on. And of course, I worry and cry about their humans too. I don't know too many people (in person) who would never tire of hearing about my cats, or who would not roll their eyes over having to look at more pictures.
Here is our first post. Since that time we have had over 21,500 page views, 4500 comments, visitors from 90 countries and 74 followers. This is our 271st post. Who would have thought! Certainly, not I. I never really gave any thought to where this blog would go. I've never taken a writing class, and knowing I'm not a gifted writer by any means, I work hard so its passable. If you are mildly entertained or find it somewhat amusing, I am happy.
August 13th is also my birthday. I love that both my blog and I are Leos. It seems apropos. My little lions are here purring their assent and contentment. I was going to do a "mom" drawing with mom goodies to celebrate but, unfortunately, that will have to wait.
Again, thanks for all your support! God bless you. I'll be visiting everyone, but it might take a couple days, there were so many condolences! The kitties are sending kitty kisses and purrs your way. Are your windows rattling? That's their purrs.
Hugs & kisses,